A family member reminded me yesterday it has been some time since I have written here. No excuses just an apology and a request for your kind prayer I make better use of your valuable time by posting regularly.
Still working on the promised posts about fire, salt and light, and will have the first done later today.
What has been on my heart since yesterday while watching the opening Mass for World Youth Day in Cologne were the ghosts of Nuremburg and how it seems they have been finally put to rest.
I should explain!
The Nazis depended heavily on the occult and various other forms of twisting human history, distorting truth, manipulating people's fears and used, as we all know, huge rallies as cultic events, the most infamous of which being the huge rally at Nuremburg out of which came the equally infamous film "Triumph of the Will".
Yesterday in Cologne a rally took place revealing liturgy directed towards adoration of the One True God and the purpose of missioning at the end of every Holy Mass is the going forth of the multitude to spread the triumph of humble loving service of others, especially the poor, the weak, the vulnerable.
My heart saw the real Germany, a good people, a generous people, a people who have with courage and humility journeyed a long way over the past 60 years from the hateful pall of darkness under the Nazis into the loving Light of Christ, welcoming the youth of the world with great kindness and joy.
One of my brothers is there and he sent a simple email to family and friends in which he noted the genuine joy of the welcome being given to the pilgrims of the world.
What is happening in Germany this week is hope for the whole world!
We Are a People of Hope
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